Wally Guivarra is the Quality and Compliance Manager at Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan in Edmonton, a suburb in Cairns. The culturally sensitive accommodation, health education, and pregnancy support service improves the health status and wellbeing of [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Cohort: Women"
Ahead of International Women’s Day, QCOSS is calling for the federal government to renew funding for the community service sector. As the sector is made up of 80 per cent women, funding cuts would disproportionately [...]
At QCOSS, we believe that every person in Queensland – regardless of where they come from, who they pray to, their gender, who they love, how or where they live - deserves to live a [...]
A second round of grants of up to $150,000 each is now available to help Central Queensland communities further recover from the 2018 Central Queensland Bushfires, thanks to a $4.9 million recovery package jointly funded by [...]
In recent years QCOSS has broadened its advocacy in the area of essential services to now include work with water utilities, government and the community sector, to ensure that the rights and concerns of low [...]
On 23 June QCOSS and Centacare hosted a half-day workshop on multicultural inclusion in the Cairns region. The workshop was well attended and focused on important discussions regarding ‘unconscious bias’, and the importance of increasing uptake and quality of engagement with interpreters.
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) believes the 2017-18 State Budget was, overall, a positive one.
QCOSS recognises that whilst this budget has committed to funding areas of great need, it also recognises the lack of an overarching strategy by the government to engage communities in the implementation of the work [...]
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is pleased to release this report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment.
This report - Homelessness in the Cairns region, Analysis of the Home for Good data, Registry Week (October 2014) - explores homelessness in the region, reveals general characteristics of the sample group in comparison to Queensland data, and some of the differences in patterns of risk, in particular between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous participants.